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2008-11-06 06:00:00

By Maria Puente The longest presidential campaign in the history of the universe finally staggered to an end Tuesday, so it's time to speculate about who or what might stick around, shaping our popular and political culture for years to come. Just as much fun: guessing who or what will fade back into erstwhile obscurity. Naturally, obscurity is not the fate of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Even the losers in the race -- Sen. John McCain and running mate...

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2008-11-06 06:00:00

By William M. Welch There were "Palin 2012" T-shirts for sale at the election-night rally in Wasilla, Sarah Palin's hometown, but the Alaska governor headed home Wednesday saying she wasn't ready to think of a national political future. "Right now, I cannot even imagine running for national office in 2012," she said in Phoenix the morning after John McCain and his running mate saw their Republican presidential ticket lose. "2012 sounds so far off that I can't even, can't even imagine what...

2008-11-05 21:00:06

Nielsen Online, a service of The Nielsen Company, announced today that Web traffic to the Current Events and Global News category grew 27 percent on Election Day over the previous Tuesday. Page views and time per person for the category also increased, 103 percent and 61 percent, respectively. In the finale of the first truly digital presidential campaign, with a record turnout of more than 136 million Americans casting votes, voters flocked online to follow news and election results and to...

2008-11-05 15:00:13

Following is U.S. President George Bush's statement on the presidential election delivered Wednesday at the White House. Good morning. Last night, I had a warm conversation with President-elect Barack Obama. I congratulated him and Senator Biden on their impressive victory. I told the President-elect he can count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House. I also spoke to Senator John McCain. I congratulated him on a determined campaign...

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2008-11-05 12:30:00

Members of virtual online communities inundated the Web last night with pictures and comments immediately following the announcement that Barack Obama had become the 44th President of the U.S. Some were simple photos of TV screens claiming the Democrat's win. Others were unfiltered images of jubilant celebrations captured immediately after polls closed Tuesday on the West Coast, when Obama was declared the president-elect. Many political junkies spent election night online. Students at...

2008-11-05 12:45:00

U.S. President George Bush congratulated Barack Obama, saying Americans can be "proud of the history" made when Obama was elected the first black president. "No matter how they cast their ballots," Bush said Wednesday, "all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday." Obama, the Democratic U.S. senator from Illinois, defeated Sen. John McCain, R-Ill., in the historic election to become the 44th president of the United States. American voters "showed a watching world the...

2008-11-05 06:00:03

By David Jackson and Kevin Johnson PHOENIX -- In the shadow of desert mountains, Republican John McCain warmly congratulated President-elect Barack Obama late Tuesday and urged the nation to rally around its new president. "It's natural, tonight, to feel some disappointment," McCain said at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, flanked by running mate Sarah Palin, his wife, Cindy, and other family members. "But tomorrow, we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving...

2008-11-05 06:15:00

By Susan Page WASHINGTON -- America's election of an African American as president wasn't the only breakthrough Tuesday night. By defeating John McCain in such reliably Republican states as Colorado and Virginia -- capital of the Confederacy and a state that hasn't backed a Democrat for president in four decades -- Barack Obama reshaped the electoral map that has defined American politics for a generation. Surveys of voters as they left polling places nationwide also showed shifts in...

2008-11-05 06:00:03

By William M. Welch Democrat Barack Obama secured a historic presidential victory Tuesday, shattering a racial barrier that once seemed unbreakable by tapping voter anger over the sinking economy and a long-running war. Obama swept at least seven states that President Bush carried in 2004, including Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia, as he reshaped the political map. Republican John McCain saw his candidacy crushed under the weight of an unpopular GOP president and his own support for...

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2008-11-04 09:10:00

By David Jackson INDIANAPOLIS -- On the eve of Election Day, Republican John McCain was at times defiant, pleading and humorous as he made a final seven-state campaign swing looking for votes. Starting early Monday in the shadow of a football stadium in Tampa and looking to end his day on the courthouse steps in Prescott, Ariz., McCain told supporters that he needed every vote in an uphill fight against Democrat Barack Obama. "Indiana is now a battleground state," McCain declared at an...